16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Hahndorf
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Fairy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane


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3
nights
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Motor Museum and Hahndorf Heritage Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door and Between the Vines Cellar Door. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Longview Vineyard, pick up some local products at Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market, and relax in the rural setting at Beerenberg Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hahndorf online route maker .

Brisbane to Hahndorf is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Hahndorf reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Longwood, Oakbank, National Motor Museum, Longview Vineyard, Bird in Hand Winery
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Hahndorf Hill Winery ©
Hahndorf Hill Winery
Longview Vineyard ©
Longview Vineyard
Deviation Road Winery ©
Deviation Road Winery

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Botanical Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at World War II Memorial Lookout, then enjoy the sea views from Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, and finally stop by Portland Strawberries. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Nelson State Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse, and then make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Hahndorf to Portland in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Hahndorf in September, expect Portland to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
World War II Memorial Lookout ©
World War II Memorial Lookout

4
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Griffiths Island Lighthouse. Pierrepoint Wines and Tower Hill Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Fairy: Port Campbell National Park (in Port Campbell) and Logan's Beach (in Warrnambool). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Fairy day trip planning site .

You can drive from Portland to Port Fairy in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Port Campbell National Park, Basalt Wines, Pierrepoint Wines
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
Pierrepoint Wines ©
Pierrepoint Wines

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Split Point Lighthouse and Barwon Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Johanna Beach and Great Ocean Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Sheoak Falls, & more) and Blakes Estate Winery (in Deans Marsh). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay day trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lorne, Blakes Estate Winery, Split Point Lighthouse, Barwon Park, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Brighton Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Degraves Street. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale) and St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Brighton Beach, Rippon Lea Estate, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Rippon Lea Estate ©
Rippon Lea Estate
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Scots Church ©
Scots Church

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